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In Gavdos, sea and nature all to discover

On the wild island of Gavdos among pristine beaches, small white villages and excursions to the discovery of lighthouses and other magical places

70 kilometers south of the southern coast of Crete lies the island of Gavdos, one of the most beautiful and remote places in Greece, once a secluded and often exile destination for political figures and dissidents, especially under the dictatorship of Joannis Metexas . Homer already quotes it in the Odyssey by the name of Ogigia, while the Venetians decided to call it Gozzo and, since it is the southernmost point of the whole of Europe, is the favorite destination of those who do not like conventional tourist resorts and prefer the contact with nature (not by chance, free and nudist campers are among the usual visitors).

The white reefs of the south coast, the ocher earth and the sun-reflecting sand invite you to discover every corner of Gavdos starting from the harbor to the north where you can take the road that will take you to a must-see destination, the Lakoudi beach you can only walk on foot and at the end of a nice walk will take you in front of a blue sea that you can not resist. Considering that Gavdos is a small island, soon, continuing your journey, you will find it on its tip south of Tripiti Bay, a truly unusual place. Do not forget to take a nice selfie sitting on the giant chair over the beach and give you an incredible view of the background. Equally enchanting are the beach of Potamos with its reddish beach and Pyrgos beach on the opposite end of Gavdos in the northwest. These beaches are definitely the wildest and few offer services or equipment, so remember to bring along the necessary snacks and snacks.

If you prefer a more comfortable place you can choose the most frivolous beaches of Gavdos, among which the most famous is Agios Ioannis, located next to a small village with some of the most loved by naturists for the crystal clear sea and the sand here and there from junipers making it a paradise. Sarakinikos beach, on the other hand, is about 2 km from the harbor, and the small taverns that will be overlooked will also give you the chance to sample some local specialties. If you are passionate about history, on the hill of Kavos, you can admire the numerous prehistoric ceramic shells and stone utensils, while Sarakinikos is still visible in the building where Velouchiotis Aris, founder of the National Liberation Army people who were exiled to this place.

Leaving the beaches to go on a tour of the island of Gavdos you will soon discover that the architecture of the villages consists of one-storey cubic cubicles with a sort of tool-assisted enrichment and enriched by the inaccessible horticulture adjacent to the building. Visiting Kastri, the most important center in Gavdos, you will find that time has stopped and the small village will give you unique landscapes, while in the surrounding area, Lebanon’s pine and cedar woods are a shelter for many bird species.

If you can miss a day at the beach for a pleasant hike, Gavdos Island offers a number of well-groomed trails that allow you to reach the 17 rural churches scattered here and there or the 1880’s lighthouse on the southwest coast. A visit to the latter will prove to be very interesting to understand how it works, since today the structure has lost its original function and the lighthouse is used as a café even though part of the building (the most interesting one) houses a small museum which tells the story through the show of ancient equipment and photographs. We recommend keeping you here until sunset because the show is really magical!

Being a somewhat wild island, Gavdos is quite difficult to spin because transport is few so you need to plan your trip with some caution. To get to Gavdos you can embark on ferries departing from PaleophÃa or HÃara Sfakion and arriving at the port of Karave. Once you arrive on the island, you can use buses that, upon arrival of each ferry, generally provide tourists beaches and the most famous resorts.

Weekend to the sea: the perfect luggage

White shirt, bermuda, costume .. Some advice on what to wear for a short getaway from the city

The sun shining, the rising temperatures and the irresistible desire to go on vacation.

Waiting for real holidays, we begin to enjoy a few weekends at the seaside and relax at least a couple of days so that we can

better face the working week. A few garments and accessories, but well-designed, to put in a bag (here twill and Ghurka leather)

will allow you to taste the freedom of this short escape. Better to prefer classic colors such as white, beige,

blue so you do not miss it and can create a variety of outfits, but of course also bring some lustrous garment or some funny print.

A t-shirt is a t-shirt for the beach (part of the series dedicated to the Peanuts world of Roy Roger’s),

a costume (inspired by the majolica and the most exclusive seaside resorts of the Peninsula Swimwear),

a pair of rubber slippers Such as Prada’s, lightweight sunglasses (Saraghina eyewear) and a straw hat (this is Pepe Jeans London).

For the afternoon or for the aperitif, Tommy Hilfiger bermuda with pineapple print,

a real must of season, a polo, simple but original, such as Raf Simons Denim Cuff Piqué Shirt, born in collaboration with Fred Perry,

and a pair Leather sandals like Bally’s. Alternatively, you can wear comfortable sneakers (those in the gallery are from Givenchy).

For dinner, maybe in a boat, a pair of classic chinos in cotton, beige (Levi’s) or blue (with pinces, by Brookfield),

a white linen shirt, but with the Korean neck (American Vintage) to be worn out Trousers, a pair of soft moccasins in soft

leather with rubber pads (Massimo Dutti) and a jacket to protect you from the sea breeze. The North Sails is waterproof and windproof in softshell.

Greece, Crete

An Earthy Heaven,

Private & Peaceful Luxury Retreat Away From The Hustle Of Daily Life
Villa, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 6 persons, Pool, Spa, Garden, WiFi

Newly designed, eco-friendly villa of 195 sq.m located near Heraklion, the capital of the island, on a bay overlooking the city.

The villa is comprised of two levels and it can host up to 6 people.

On the first floor there is the Master Bedroom with a suite bathroom offering a spacious jacuzzi bathtub, ideal to relax & enjoy beautiful view through the window with a

glass of wine.

Its main feature is the amazing view of the horizon & the sea from every corner of the bedroom which entices you to lose yourself with your partner.

Two more bedrooms individually designed & furnished offer you relaxation & comfort.

The main bathroom with shower services the extra bedrooms.

All bedrooms are equipped with CocoMat natural full latex anatomic mattresses & beddings to offer the ultimate sleeping experience.

Holiday from the thousands of beaches of Paros and Antiparos

Our Accidental Guide (Greek island) leads us to discover all the beaches and … of all the pleasure you can give away a holiday in Paros

I hate myself with all the cold and darkness of winter, always, but when the evening are on the train that takes me back home, I think its not longer bear them and then pick up the phone and look at a photo taken at Aldo Paros which I keep as a talisman anti-winter. I look at that picture and winter disappears, I immerse myself too happy in the light color of the sea that caresses you slow … I wonder why in many places of Greece Paros right … the answer lies in the expression of infinite bliss of Aldo enclosing in himself all the pleasure that can give away a holiday in Paros …

Robin Williams was not depressed, but was seriously ill

So the wife of the great actor who committed suicide on 11 August last year in an interview with ABC News: “He would have died within three years, and after a terrible form of dementia, whose course had already started. It was a very brave man but he knew he was going crazy ”
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Robin Williams had serious health problems that would kill him within three years if he had decided to commit suicide. This was revealed in his first interview since the actor died on August 11 last year, was the wife Susan Schneider in a long and dramatic interview with ABC News. “We were living a nightmare,” said the woman to the transmission `Good Morning America’, telling that her husband was” disintegrating before my eyes “, in the weeks before his death.

DISEASE – The actor of the fleeting moment, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it was also affected by a neurodegenerative disease known as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), caused by deposits of an abnormal protein to ‘ interior of brain cells, which disrupt the normal functions of the brain causing dementia, hallucinations, cognitive disorders, sudden changes in mental status and motor difficulties. Symptoms, said the widow Williams “arise suddenly and without a precise order”, but revealed that the disease only at autopsy. “If he was lucky Robin would have maybe three more years of life. But it would have been hard years and with a good chance it would have been locked up,” said Susan again, remembering that in the months before the suicide, the actor suffered from attacks anxiety, muscle stiffness and motor due to which one day he bumped into a door by getting a deep head wound.
CAUSES – According to Susan, who said he had spent the last year trying to figure out what really killed her husband, was not then depression pushing Robin Williams to suicide. That was just one of about fifty symptoms of his illness. “Robin was aware that he was crazy and could not do anything about it, it was quite lucid and sober when he died.” Was facing its own problems, as best he could, the woman said, describing it as “the bravest man I’ve ever known.” Unfortunately, “Last month the dam broke. And why do not blame him even a bit ‘.” And when asked whether her husband’s suicide could be interpreted as a way to regain control, he replied: “In my opinion, yes.” Susan has finally told in tears, the last moments of the actor before his death. “I was going to bed, entered the room a few times and said, ‘Good night, my love’. Then he came back and took his iPad. I thought he was better. He repeated: ‘Good night’. And that It was the last time I saw him. “

I never gave up everything? Somebody did and went to Jamaica

Not only Bob Marley, beaches and cannabis. Andrea Cavallo Perin has dropped everything and left for six months exploring the Caribbean island every respect. His story
“Drop everything”. Hands up who has not thought at least once in their lifetime. Someone, in addition to having thought, has also done. Andrea Cavallo Perin, creative Turin of 29, he left for Jamaica in order to discover traditions and customs. And correct just clichés frequently. Let’s start with this: reeds, Bob Marley, breathtaking beaches, homophobia. “For heaven’s sake, all true, except racism: never look or an insult because they are white. Jamaica is far “, explains just returned from the Caribbean island after six months. “People have a great memory of the past because he lived and was freed from slavery. For Accompong Maroon for example, a man took me into the forest and showed me the place where his ancestors had fought for his life. That place, like many other things, is blessed with the rum, a rite of purification. ” It is thanks to a Jamaican rum, Appleton Rum, that Andrea was able to document everything.
“The rum in Jamaica is regarded as our wine, we do not miss my table and varies from Azona in the area, and also by social status.”
The exploration
“Every day, wake up at 7:30, breakfast with ackee, tropical fruit and Saltfish, dried fish; then exploring the length and breadth of the island. ” The thing that struck him was the nature: “dominates the man with all its power and luxuriance” But even people, “now tell much about himself and their country, from the manager to the farmer, without distinctions. But also reggae, slavery and much more. ” But there is one aspect that Andrea did not like: the slowness. “It will be in the heat but we have totally different rhythms and I have not managed to adapt. Everyone says: “Jamaica no problem”. ” The only thing that Andrea will is a biped bird: the chicken. “They call it Jerk chicken and cooked in many different ways. I’d had enough. ”
The journey is over, but for six months Andrew has really dropped everything, beginning with his work that is now ready to take it back. Not behind a desk, but still with a video camera, “I’m leaving for the” Around the World in 80 Days “. That is a video project that will tell the generation of global shapers, those young people who have invented something relevant and living in the same city in the book by Jules Verne. “

Obama remembers the tragedy that changed US history

The 14 th anniversary by the attack on the Twin Towers
The United States celebrates the 14th anniversary by the attack on the Twin Towers in New York, took place on 11 September 2001. A day that America has become a time to remember the event that changed the recent history of the world, but also to look forward. The federal government has recognized September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, where Washington wants the American people to engage in voluntary acts in memory of the dead, the survivors and the people who took care of the first relief. “In the following years we have been united and strong,” said President Barack Obama asking citizens, in establishing this new day of remembrance, to make acts of volunteerism. “I also ask to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 to honor the innocent victims who died after the terrorist attack on 11 September 2001,” the statement sent by the Obama White House. There will be celebrations throughout the United States. In New York there will be a day of remembrance at Ground Zero and the National September 11 Memorial Museum. And this year has returned to illuminate the Manhattan sky light installation with 88 lights that remain lit until dawn on Saturday 12. September 11, 2011 Al Qaeda hijacked four flights. Two crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, causing it to collapse, the third hit the Pentagon and the fourth was flown into the Capitol or the White House in Washington, but crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after persons on board tried in vain to regain control of the flight. In all there were 2,974 victims. The collapse of the towers the dead were 2,763: 2,165 in skyscrapers, 441 policemen and firefighters, 157 on board aircraft. Pentagon 189 deaths: 125 civilians and military, 64 people aboard the plane. In Shanksville 44 dead aboard the hijacked. Nineteen suicide bombers died aboard the four planes.

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September 2015: TEN DESTINATIONS IDEAL FOR TRAVEL

 

Fancy a holiday, here is selected for you the best destinations for the month of September.
Summer, vacation time, holidays, relaxing. Regardless of the chosen destination, either at the beach or in the mountains, in Italy or abroad, the desire of all is relax and pleasant days. Most Italians have already reached the resort towns, where they will spend the August or the following week, which promises to be hot. Many others, however, expected in September 2015.

Travel in September is a solution that offers many advantages: the weather is usually good, still hot enough to choose beach destinations, the prices are affordable and the holiday destinations generally less crowded than in July and August. And then, why not start in September? We selected ten ideal destinations for the month of September:

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In Europe, northern Germany offers breathtaking natural scenery. An ideal destination in September, attention this year to the weather forecast. Also in Europe, Austria and Switzerland will enchant you with their green, the mountain lakes, the enchanting scenery.
France awaits you with its cities. Provence is a viable alternative.
Portugal.
In Canada, a popular destination at this time is Quebec.
In the US West Coast, and in particular the City of Angels and San Francisco.
Africa: the resort on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, but also Morocco and imperial cities, the desert.
In Italy all over the south and the two largest islands await you with their heavenly sea, the sun and the warmth of its people.
For a beach holiday, the Canary Islands, in front of the Morocco: Gran Canary, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands, Spain. In particular, Ibiza and Formentera are exceptional in September. United disco the first and the second of the wild, both will welcome you with their crystal-clear sea and white beaches.
Greece and its islands, the sea and the white city: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos.

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Something About the Greek islands. Here are available (despite the price and bureaucracy)

Greek island: and ‘the unusual wedding gift that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to do with Jorge Mendes, at the wedding of his historic prosecutor on 3 August. It ‘s not known what is the island chosen it’ the price but there are rumors that the champion Real Madrid has shelled out around 4 million Euros. Certainly less than you would spend to make a penthouse in Chelsea.
It ‘s always been the dream of super-rich men own their own island. And today, thanks to the disastrous situation of the country, the favorite seems to be Greece, where private owners, in view of the increase in property taxes, they decide to market their own jewels of the sea, which has always been handed down from generation to generation.
There are about twenty islands owned ‘private currently for sale. On the site Private Islands Online, specializing in the sale of its islands around the world, sixteen are today “available for sale”. The most ‘expensive (although for many the price is not’ visible unless requested) and ‘Omfori, worth 56 million Euros, “a paradise on earth” in the Ionian Sea of ​​4.5 million square meters on which the government granted the necessary permits to build up to 20% of the territory.

It follows, always in the Ionian Sea, Dulichium 44 million EUR 5.4 million square meters – making it the most ‘extensive private Greek island – the mouth of the Gulf of Corinth. But with much less (4.9 million euro) you can ‘buy Stroggilo that, in spite of the gossip in July that gave Johnny Depp as a buyer, it is still for sale on the site: the island of 218 thousand square meters to 110 meters of the beach, it is located in the Aegean Sea near the most ‘tourist Patmos. For “only” 3.3 million Euros you can ‘buy Linhari Peninsula, 10 minutes from Corinth. “The price and ‘already’ been halved – precise Private Islands Online – this incredible opportunity ‘not remain’ free long.” But the island more ‘economic you can’ find another portal specialized Valdi Private Islands, based in Hamburg and that today are five solutions: 1.6 million Euros sells St. Athanasios, a mini islet 10 thousand square meters ever in the Gulf of Corinth.
Also having the chance ‘, buy a Greek island and not’ anyway so ‘easy: many are not building, and for other difficult’ access to private planes, too many bureaucratic procedures to obtain permission. “National pride and red tape holding back the business,” explained a few days ago Farhad Vladi, founder of the real estate group. “Who buys should get no less than 32 permits, including ok Defense Ministry and Agriculture, in the end the customer often forget exasperated by the government greek.” Not to mention that in Greece the beaches are public, which ‘means that no matter how remote the island can be any person can’ dock and plant your own umbrella.
Contrary to what some imagine in Germany and Finland, but also in Switzerland, where members of the extreme right have demanded that Athens repay the debts by selling the islands, the greek state owns only a modest number. Among the properties’ public instead they include pieces of land also quite areas. For example, about a third of the island of Mykonos and ‘owned’ public. Currently, the public fund greek privatization (HRADF) has held islands and land. The property that are part of the fund are 35 palaces, and the rest ‘represented by companies’, banks, airport concessions and 10 port concessions.

However, buying an island in Greece can ‘be more’ simple than buying a villa or a land with beach. The Land Registry greek and ‘backlog. Are only 4 million properties’ surveyed and recorded. The Agency of Land Registry is completing 28 projects detection which represents 62% of the greek territory. The objective and ‘complete mapping of the properties’ by 2020.

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Alonissos, the pearl of the Aegean

Belonging to the Sporades, the Greek island has nothing to do with mass tourism: here you can enjoy the charm of nature between stunning beaches and picturesque views

Although the crisis has crippled Greece, the people of travelers not give up the dream of a midsummer night. There are poles nightlife dear to the young which Ios and Mykonos but there are actually unknown to mass tourism, places where peace is on the agenda: to respond to the desire for peace is Alonissos that, along with Skiathos and Skopelos, It is part of the Northern Sporades. You, the ancient Ikos, located in the northern Aegean, is the farthest island from the mainland why preserves that aspect so intact and untouched; for those wishing to visit her, you can be reached via Athens from Italy with scheduled flights of the national airline, Aegean Airlines, after the graduation Skytax Wordl Airlines, has distinguished itself as the best airline in Europe in 2015 ; once they arrive by bus to Aghios Konstantinos proceed by ferry or, alternatively, you can opt for the airport of Skiathos served, as well as dall’Aegean, by Volotea, Blu-Express and Meridiana, then to embark sull’aliscafo that, in a few hours, you can reach its destination.

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The history of this island and very troubled, because, in 1952, with the arrival of phylloxera that began to ravage the vineyards from California, the agricultural sector was severely compromised; sometimes, as they say, the worst there is no end in fact, in 1965, the island was disrupted by a huge earthquake that brought the people to move in a hurry in the Patitiri abandoning their homes to find refuge in new earthquake-resistant buildings. To get a small summary of the history of this island, you can visit the Folklore Museum and the Northern Sporades, located behind the beach marina, a private pole owned by Kostas and Anghela Mavrikis that, from May to September, invites tourists to get into the tradition admiring everyday objects that tell the lifestyle of the local as well as make a complete picture of Greek history and the wars that have seen protagonist.

Once out of the museum you can savor the sparkling side of the island between souvenir shops, cafes and taverns where to sit back and enjoy the view as “Alonissos”, a tasty restaurant where you can try the specialties of the house. From here everything begins and everything ends Patitiri, with its picturesque port set in a small bay, is the starting point for any adventure, primarily the National Marine Park of Alonissos, established in 1992, a marvel jealously preserved that articulates in 2200 kilometers square of surface, habitat for about 300 species of fish, dolphins and she, the seal Monachus-Monachus, the rarest species in the world as well as endangered, protected from Mom, the Greek Association for the Study and the defense of Foca Mediterranean which, since 1988, is responsible for defending the marine and coastal environment. In order to know with their own eyes this paradise, it’s worth taking part in day trips aboard the “Gorgona” in the company of Captain Pakis Athanasiou driving, with his stories, at a time of wonders like the Blue Grotto, Peristera, Agios Demetrios then reach Kyra Panagia and visit the monastery, still under construction, where you can buy wine, olive oil, souvenirs and various sacred objects.
Its small size, it is about twenty kilometers in length, allow to discover it in full in a few days, which is by car or scooter: do not miss the old Alonissos, or its Chora, a place with a high level of romance set on the top of a hill where you fall in love those white houses full of fuchsia bougainvillea, a particularly scenic at sunset when the sun gives fascinating play of light and colors that illuminate immense. Here you can stroll among the shops, stopping off in one of the many restaurants and cafes as the “Taverna To Aloni” from whose terrace offers a climate of total relaxation, surrounded by the atmosphere simple and familiar while, to delight the palate, we think specialties such as the famous cheese cake, the tyropita.

Can not deny that Alonissos is renowned for its beaches that have a really authentic look because mostly shrouded by lush vegetation as Milia, located in the south-east of the island in a cove hidden in a thick pine forest: over here the stones, you can take advantage of a sandy area that takes nothing away from the intense blue of the sea. The mix sand and stones is also found in Kokkinokastro, very romantic at sunset when the sun sheds light on the big red cliff that forms a small cape; it was here that, apparently, was the ancient city of Ikos, and, to prove it, are the remains of the walls that emerge from the water. No less Chrisi Milia, the busiest beach of the island and because it turns admiring its golden sand and its position that sees fit in the heart of a lush pine forest and the beaches more rocky site north as Megali Ammos, Tourkoneri and Gialia.

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September 2015:

TEN DESTINATIONS IDEAL FOR TRAVEL dreaming of a holiday, here is selected for you the best destinations for the month of September.
Summer, vacation time, holidays, relaxing. Regardless of the chosen destination, either at the beach or in the mountains, in Italy or abroad, the desire of all is relax and pleasant days. Most Italians have already reached the resort towns, where they will spend the August or the following week, which promises to be hot. Many others, however, expected in September 2015.

Travel in September is a solution that offers many advantages: the weather is usually good, still hot enough to choose beach destinations, the prices are affordable and the holiday destinations generally less crowded than in July and August. And then, why not start in September? We selected ten ideal destinations for the month of September:

In Europe, northern Germany offers breathtaking natural scenery. An ideal destination in September, attention this year to the weather forecast. Also in Europe, Austria and Switzerland will enchant you with their green, the mountain lakes, the enchanting scenery.
France awaits you with its cities. Provence is a viable alternative.
Portugal.
In Canada, a popular destination at this time is Quebec.
In the US West Coast, and in particular the City of Angels and San Francisco.
Africa: the resort on the Red Sea, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada, but also Morocco and imperial cities, the desert.
In Italy all over the south and the two largest islands await you with their heavenly sea, the sun and the warmth of its people.
For a beach holiday, the Canary Islands, in front of the Morocco: Gran Canary, Fuerteventura, Tenerife.
The Balearic Islands, Spain. In particular, Ibiza and Formentera are exceptional in September. United disco the first and the second of the wild, both will welcome you with their crystal-clear sea and white beaches.
Greece and its islands, the sea and the white city: Santorini, Rhodes, Crete, Mykonos.

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